Online Master of Arts in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Which degree are you most interested in?
ASU Online's Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) pairs research and experience to prepare students to work professionally with individuals with special learning and behavior needs using the principles of applied behavior analysis.
The MA in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) program prepares students to focus on the population with whom they plan to work, as well as to gain knowledge and skills to use ABA across a variety of individuals and settings. Students will be well prepared to provide evidence-based practices in ABA and consultative services and support to clients, community members and family members across a variety of settings.
ASU’s Teachers College offers university coursework verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® for students interested in sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination aligned with the BACB Tasklist. BCBA certificants are equipped to meet and address diverse behavior needs and make a lasting difference in the community. BCBA supervision hours, required for certification, are arranged and completed by the student separately from ASU coursework.
This program meets the BACB verified course sequence requirements to qualify to sit for the BCBA exam. Individual state licensure requirements vary. Applicants should consult the licensure requirements of the states in which they plan to practice.
Innovation with Purpose
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the innovation capabilities of individual educators, schools and organizations, districts, and communities. We know educators are the start-up engines of individual minds and society.
The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge by drawing on a range of academic disciplines including cognitive science, sociology and psychology, gaining insight into important questions about student experience and outcomes. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.
Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Arts in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
The letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can speak to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program.
The personal statement should describe the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this degree.
GRE scores are not required for admission.